Biomedical Research Centres and NIHR funded facilities

Biomedical Research Centres (BRC) are at the heart of our mission to translate scientific research into patient treatments.Research

King’s Health Partners is in the unique position of hosting two of the UK’s 11 National Institutes of Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centres and one of the four national Dementia Biomedical Research Units (BRU). 

Staffed by expert investigators and clinicians, NIHR BRCs are leaders in translating lab-based discoveries into new cutting edge treatments, technologies, diagnostics and other interventions in clinical settings.

The aims of NIHR BRCs are to:

  • drive innovation in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of ill-health
  • translate advances in biomedical research into benefits for patients
  • provide a key component of the NHS contribution to our nation’s international competitiveness by making the best Centres even better.

Guy's BRC

The Centre comprises eight research themes: cancer; cardiovascular medicine; cutaneous medicine; environment; respiratory health and allergy; imaging & biomedical engineering; immunity & infection; transplantation; and translational genetics.

The main aim of the centre is turning scientific discoveries into medical improvements and providing better healthcare through research. The centre is based at the Guy's Tower Experimental Medicine Hub.

Find out more about what they do, news updates and their events

The focus of this centre is to develop more individualised treatments and support advances in the
prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care of mental ill health and dementia. 

To do this, they bring together researchers, clinicians, allied health professionals and service users from across our University/Trust partnership to work together better in order to meet the challenges of finding better treatments and improved care for patients, faster.

Visit their news and events page to find out more about the work they do.

  • Clinical Research Facilities for Experimental Medicine

We host two Clinical Research Facilities for Experimental Medicine – one at Guy’s and St Thomas’ and one at South London and Maudsley. 

  • NIHR/Wellcome Trust King’s Clinical Research Facility

The King’s Clinical Research Facility is a pioneering collaboration involving the NHS, academia and industry to support world-leading research across physical and mental healthcare. 

  • Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre

King’s College London hosts one of the UK’s 18 Experimental Cancer Medicine Centres of scientific and clinical excellence. There is a national network of experimental cancer medicine centres, which has been funded by Cancer Research UK and the Department of Health. 

The NIHR Cardiovascular Healthcare Technology Co-operative (HTC) has been set up to identify, encourage and facilitate the development of new medical devices and technology driven solutions that will improve the diagnosis, treatment and well-being of patients with cardiovascular disease.

  • Research Design Services London

Research Design Services (RDS) are an NIHR-funded initiative which supports researchers to develop and design high-quality research proposals. Research Design Services London is a collaborative project for the London area. It is led by King’s College London, in partnership with Imperial College London, Queen Mary University of London and University College London.